On a typical Saturday night in the entertainment districts of Toronto and D.C., there’s bound to be blackouts aplenty.
Though lots of booze-induced memory loss was surely prevalent during the Stadium Series game between the Maple Leafs and Capitals at the US Naval Academy, a different kind of power outage – a literal one – forced a delay in the middle of the third period with the Caps holding comfortably to a 5-2 lead.
— Yahoo Canada Sports (@YahooCASports) March 4, 2018
As usual, when things of this nature go down, Twitter had jokes:
I was kinda hoping when the lights went out at the @NHL #StadiumSeries @MapleLeafs @Capitals game that The Undertaker would have been at centre ice when the lights came back up. pic.twitter.com/KCoHA8pEF5
— David Wright™© (@LongFlyBall) March 4, 2018
Should have done the rest of the game with black lights. At least the Maple Leafs' all-white jerseys would be quite visible. #StadiumSeries
— Lirodon (@Lirodon) March 4, 2018
you can't expect the Naval Academy, as part of the world's largest military (larger than the next 27 combined, 25 of whom are allies), to have a football stadium with backup generators. #StadiumSeries #Leafs
— Neate Sager #SKOL (@n8sager) March 4, 2018
— Baroness of Bleps (@QueenofTacos) March 4, 2018
— FromRussiaWithGlove (@RussiaWithGlove) March 4, 2018
— Buffalo Phill (@Buffalo_Phill) March 4, 2018
— Deportes Den (@deportes720) March 4, 2018
— Matt Baker (@BakesTakes84) March 4, 2018
The power came back on after a 15-minute delay, and the Capitals neatly finished off their 5-2 victory over the Leafs.